Batu Caves! A popular tourist attraction in Selangor, about 15 kms noth of Kuala Lumpur, it is an iconic Hindu temple and shrine. The Caves comprise of a series of limestone caves and cave temples, that are said to be over 400 million years old. Besides the caves, a large statue of Hindu God, Lord Murugan, forms a part of this magnificent cave complex. The Sunway Lagoon in Selangor! This multi-award winning amusement park has five different theme parks at one destination! Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, Water Park and Amusement Park - oh I can spend a day park-hopping here! Or may be just laze around the world' largest man-made surf beach! Or may be I'll just frolic in the world largest wave pool here!
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Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang Selangor Malaysia
About: Langkawi is a cluster/archipelago of 104 islands on the Malaysian west coast. Langkawi is officially known as Langkawi, the jewel of Kedah. The islands are the part of the state of Kedah, Malaysia. According to the folklore, Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi' (reddish brown): hence lang-kawi. The emblem of Langkawi is the white-breasted eagle.Visa Requirements: Indians with the Malaysian Visa (Tourist/Business) can visit these Islands.Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) 1 MYR (RM) =15 INRBest time to visit: The peak season is from January to March.It is the summer in Langkawi the hotel and tours are expensive compared to the mid-season ie April to August. September and October are not advisable as it is rainy there. Also, consider the Ramadan dates while planning a trip here. A majority of the locals observe fast during the Ramadan month and thus there are very few activities that you can enjoy during that time. We visited the place during the first week of JuneRecommended time to be spent: 3-4 DaysHow to reach: The best and the fastest way to reach is the domestic flight from KaulaLumpur International airport to Langkawi. Air Asia and Malaysia airline offer low fare flights. It takes an hour to reach the Islands. Alternatively one can take flights from Penang too. There are ferries available from Kaula Kedah, Penang and Kaula Perlis if one is on low budget travel. The travel time from Kaula Perlis to Langkawi is 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs around 18 RM per person (economy tickets).
The Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica cistern are all within walking distance of one another. A quick metro ride into the Sultanahmet area and I was at the famed Blue Mosque. I draped myself in a kaftan they provided at the entrance and spent the rest of my time sitting inside on it's carpeted floors, gaping at the intricate tiling and art work, while trying to get spiritual.
Friends The Restaurant
We had wanted to head over to Romdeng after drinks at the FCC, but when we called it was fully booked, so we reserved our table for the next night, and instead headed over to their sister restaurant called Friends which was just a few hundred metres inland from FCC. They didn't have room for us, but I asked when they would, and they said in about 15min. So some of us waited whilst others headed over to the 711. This place was high on my friend BeirutiBrit 's list of places she wanted to try as she had been to the Siem Reap branch. It is run as a charity to train ex-street children in the restaurant business. So an utterly worthy cause in a country previously torn apart by war and still quite poor. What kind of food can you expect at Friends? A combo of Western and Eastern inspired tapas and some special emu main courses.... so basically you can expect just about anything!
The Mines Shopping Mall Jalan Dulang MINES Resort City Seri Kembangan Selangor Malaysia
This was a mall right next to where we were staying. We ate here quite often since Kuala Lumpur has no vegetarian food!
Sepang International Circuit Sepang Selangor Malaysia
I was here for the 2014 Formula One race. Great variety of food available. A bit costly though. View from my seat was good but the lack of TV screens made it difficult to keep track of the action on the other end of the track. Heavy rains on the Saturday so do make sure you pack a rain coat because it might rain any time.
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall Petaling Jaya Malaysia
This is a very big shopping mall with shopping and f&b in the Sunway vicinity ie walking distance from Sunway Lagoon. You will probably get lost walking in this mall as there are different towers.
Sunway Lagoon Petaling Jaya Malaysia
Sunway Lagoon consist of multi-parks which you can choose over 2 days. There are a total of 5 different parks ie water park, amusement park, wildlife park, extreme park and scream park. I covered all 4 parks except scream park over the span of 2 days. Water park is fairly big and we spend a day there. For the other 3 parks, we managed to complete it in a day. Special recommendation: please try the 5D water ride in the water park!
Eu Yan Sang Jalan SS 2/67 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia
Project Ann Siang is a uniquely styled boutique hostel nestled in a culturally rich environment. Decked out with contemporary paintings and illustrations, customised beds and featuring a terrace whereby the best of Chinatown is in plain sight. Project Ann Siang at the Eu Yan Sang colonial shop house building formely housed Eu Yan Sang's first medical shop established back in 1910, adding an interesting historical fact to the beautiful architecture. Many attraction points and amenities reside nearby, such as the Tooth Relic temple, Chinatown Food Street and the watering holes along Club Street.
KL Tower Kuala Lumpur Selangor Malaysia
This massive structure is also situated in the heart of the city and every-time you see it, you’d keep wondering: ‘What is in there?’ (We were in awe as well). It is a 421m tall broadcasting and telecommunications tower which is one of the highest in the world. If you get the time, you should in fact go to the revolving restaurant or its observation deck to get the best views of the city.